Restoring an XT - transfer problem
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Fri Feb 23 20:10:22 CST 2007
On 24 Feb 2007 at 12:23, Lance Lyon wrote:
> Hoping someone may be able to help - I've rebuilt an old Commodore PC 5 (XT
> compatible) back to working condition. Now the problem is getting anything
> on to the machine. None of my current machines are capable of supporting a
> 5.25" drive (of any flavour) so I can't easily transfer using that method.
> Or any other suggestion ?
Why not simply hook up a 3.5" drive (DSHD is fine)? Get a DS2D
diskette by covering over the density aperture in a DSHD diskette and
format it up to 720K on your modern PeeCee using "format a: /n:9
/t:80". Write whatever you want to it and let the Commo read it.
PeeCees don't really care (for anything but formatting) if you've got
a 720K or 360K.
Alternatively, hook up a 360K 5.25" to your modern PeeCee and call it
a 1.44MB drive--format the blanks in your PC5 and your modern PC will
write them just fine.
I've done both routinely.
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